This paper was published as British Journal of General Practice, 2003, 53 (495), pp. 798–800. It is available from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1314714/Metadata only entryThis study aimed to identify factors that are associated with patients' overall trust in their general practitioner (GP). A survey of patients in ten general practices in the East Midlands was conducted. Most patients (76%) reported high levels of trust in their GP. Regression analysis showed that measures of the quality of the GP-patient relationship (GP-patient communication, interpersonal care, and knowledge of the patient) were strongly associated with trust in a patient's usual GP, whereas patients' reports of duration of registration with the practice, and proportion of visits to the usual GP were no
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